Himrod, Dundee, Dresden Fire Departments and the FAST Response Team from Benton answered the call to a housefire Friday, Aug. 19 on Severne Road in Milo. 

Himrod Fire Chief Jared Webster was the incident commander, and praised the departments for their cooperation. “We got lucky by having the right people in the right place at the right time, and had a truck out the door within one minute of getting the call,” he says, adding his pride in how his own team executed their training.

Due to the quick response, the fire was extinguished within minutes, with only approximately 20 percent of the structure being damaged. Both Webster and Brian Winslow, Yates County Director of Emergency Management, agree that an in-window air conditioner is the suspected cause of the fire.